October 30th, 2018

Yesterday’s HorrorThon update was a haul of assorted candies, but this update moves with a sinister purpose.

30 years ago, arcades around the world were haunted by the twin horrors of Sega’s Altered Beast and Namco’s Splatterhouse. Both games come from the single-plane branch of the beat ’em up family tree, making this even more fitting for a double feature. Not only that, but these brawlers allow you to become the monster instead of just fighting them.

Altered Beast: Werewolf (new pose), Neff, Aggar (flying head and whole Aggar), Chicken Stinger
Splatterhouse: Rick Taylor (new pose), Jennifer Willis, Evil Cross & Nightmare, Biggy Man, Nobu

All of these things were added to the GFX Generator, even though Aggar is too tall for everything.

In case you haven’t heard, Hardcore Gaming 101 just released a new digest called The Guide to Retro Horror. The book includes material by Rob Strangman, creator of the legendary West Mansion Splatterhouse fan site (seriously, which other writer would you get to talk about Splatterhouse?) and artwork by the always-fresh Rusty Shackles (who ALWAYS gets characters of different tones and official art styles to work just right in his own drawing style).

Once again, VGJunk has been on a roll with a wide variety of horror and monster game reviews throughout October. You’ll find new games to try and others to probably avoid. VGJunk suffers the bad games for the people.

Arcade Quartermaster added new shrines, including Konami’s Haunted Castle, a game that’s considered scary for all the wrong reasons.

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon and Halloween. What could go wrong? Find out tomorrow!

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